(Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, to not answer on Sunday, when asked if Democrats leaked Christine Ford’s letter to Kavanaugh.)
Sen. Mazie Hirono, who didn’t answer as one of the fiercest opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday, when asked if she was not sure that Democrats leak Christine Ford vote strategically, the allegations against him only a few days before an important legal Committee.
Sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., received a letter from Ford in July, outline for your statement that Kavanaugh had they attacked at a house party in the 1980s, and her office immediately recommended Ford retains a prominent liberal lawyer. But, as sen. Lindsey Graham, D-S. C., and other top Republicans have repeatedly pointed to the consequences of last week, Feinstein failed, Committee protocols, and inform colleagues, or Federal authorities, on a confidential basis, about the allegations.
“Are you confident that the Democrats, leak, letter, and how you respond to Senator Graham’s allegation that it was inappropriate to refer for the Democrats, the Dr. Blasey Ford to a lawyer?” Host George Stephanopoulos asked Hirono on ABC’s “This week.”
“All of these things, not to focus on what we should be focused, the answer the credibility of judge Kavanaugh,” Hirono, D-Hawaii, before the call to Kavanaugh claims of a political conspiracy against him “bizarre”.
HIRONO SAYS KAVANAUGH DOES NOT DESERVE DUE PROCESS, BECAUSE HE IS THE CONSERVATIVE
“And, by the way, as all of these allegations are motivated about this, politically, is passed around, everyone acknowledges, including judge Kavanaugh, that Dr. Ford is not politically motivated”, Hirono, has suggested that Kavanaugh didn’t deserve it, because of the process because of its “outcome-driven” conservative legal philsophy, continued. “That is quite clear.”
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The apparent non-response would likely fuel Republicans’ efforts to a deeper investigation of how exactly the news of Ford’s confidential letter landed in the hands of the Intercept — a leak, the GOP leaders, including Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have been strongly recommended, orchestrated by Democrats.
“I’m going to go to the bottom of it,” Graham Fox News on Sunday, suggesting said someone in Feinstein’s office, or one of Ford’s lawyers may have been responsible for the strategic deploy, the leak to damage Kavanaugh opportunities. Graham also said flat, it was inappropriate to recommend if Feinstein’s office, to Ford, that you instruct a lawyer, in particular, with ties to Feinstein and the Democratic party.
In an explosive exchange at Thursday’s hearing, Feinstein leaking the letter denied after questioning from Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, R-Texas. Feinstein then turned to her staff behind her, the alleged also, that they leak, and suggested that Ford’s friends were behind the publication.
“Well, I’ll tell you, I don’t,” said Feinstein, who added: “It is my understanding that [Ford] was the story leaked before the letter was public, and you testified that you had spoken to your friends about it, and it is very likely that this is how this story leaked … But it didn’t leak from us, I can assure you of that.”
Feinstein handling the letter has drawn the IRE of top Republicans for weeks. In a scathing letter to Feinstein earlier this month, judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote that “I can’t emphasize enough how disappointed I am” in the California-Democrat, refusing to Ford’s claim, their decision was ultimately Ford’s anonymity at risk of getting the wrong stalled Kavanaugh confirmation by the politicization of sexual assault.
Separately, Hirono also suggested that the development of FBI background-check-in Kavanaugh — the Democrats had long called for-is shaping up to be a “farce”,” the say, it should not only seven days, or only for certain topics.
President Trump has insisted that the FBI will, in its discretion, interview the “who”, and in response to Hirono’s interview, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said the Hawaii senator was predictable.
DHM: Dr. Ford deserves a hearing!
Republicans: we have a hearing!
D: Bullies! This hearing is a Farce!
D: We need a FBI investigation!
R: Ok, we have an FBI investigation.
D: This investigation is a farce!
The post moving never stops.https://t. co/46AFBLy74S
Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 30, 2018
“The post moving never stops,” Luke wrote on Sunday.
LINDSEY GRAHAM TEARS INTO DEMS DURING ‘SHAM’ HEAR
None of the witnesses, Ford, California professor, has identified as being present at the party where she was allegedly attacked-including Leland Ingham Keyser, her best friend said at the time -, you remember something to the episode. Keyser asked the statement, Ford suggested, on Thursday, her boyfriend, was out with medical issues.
In your testimony earlier in the day, Ford-who had said Feinstein in her July letter that the party included “included me and 4 other” — a change in the balance sheet, and told senators that there were four guys there, in addition to your girlfriend. In an August note Ford wrote in the run-up to a polygraph examination, took her in the direction of their lawyers, they claimed that “there are 4 boys and a few girls were” at the party, again seemingly incompatible your letter to Feinstein in July.
It is crucial that in the Ford’s Thursday testimony, you mentioned for the first time, that you know the identity of one of the guys at the party, offers a possible last-minute machinations of an explanation of why the other alleged participants were at a party relatively far from your own neighboring.
Ford has claimed that her therapist inaccurately recorded in 2012 that she had said four boys in the room were, when she was attacked. Ford has also said that the alleged attack occurred in 1982, after the first telling of The “Washington Post” it happened in the mid-1980s.
In addition, Ford testified Thursday they had been unaware of the Committee’s Republicans ” – deals that has been brought to the public, and their lawyers, the flight to California to meet with her so that you have space for your reported fear of flying, and speed up the confirmation process — one of several discrepencies that Graham told Fox News on Sunday he wanted to the probe.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.